A perfect movie night requires the perfect snacks, so consider adding some Asian snacks to your movie night routine! There are a lot of different Japanese candy and snacks that are great for sharing (or enjoying by yourself) at your next movie night. These treats are especially perfect to enjoy if you’re watching an Asian film! Here are five Asian snacks to make your next movie night a great one, along with some movie recommendations!
Mike Popcorn: Butter Soy Sauce Flavor: Popcorn is a classic movie night snack, but if you’re looking to try a more exciting version, Mike Popcorn: Butter Soy Sauce Flavor is the perfect snack for you! This is a fun Japanese twist on traditional popcorn, and a perfect addition to any movie night. Mike Popcorn combines butter and soy sauce flavors into a balanced and delicious bite that you won’t be able to get enough of! If you’re looking for a classic movie to go with this classic snack, consider Ringu, a horror classic and the original version of the American movie The Ring. You can stream it on Tubi or Amazon Prime Video.
Takoyaki Tei Corn Puffs: These corn puffs are a delicious snack and perfect for your next movie night! They come in bite sized pieces, making them easy to enjoy while watching your movie. They are inspired by the classic Japanese street food takoyaki, and really capture the savory flavors of fried octopus with a light and crunchy texture. If you’re looking for an exciting Japanese film to watch, check out the action-thriller Battle Royale, which is also available on Tubi or Amazon Prime Video.
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Hokkaido Cheese: If you’re in the mood for something cheesy, try these cheese mochi puffs! They have a perfectly balanced cheesy flavor that isn’t too overpowering, and you’ll find yourself reaching for these throughout your movie. They also have that great crunch that a movie snack needs, with a unique melt-in-your-mouth experience after. For an equally unique movie, consider watching Weathering With You, an animated romantic fantasy available to stream on HBO Max.
Osaka Beni Shoga Ginger Tempura Potato Chips: You can never go wrong with potato chips, and these ginger tempura chips have a unique Japanese flavor! Salty and sour with a little heat from the ginger, these chips are truly addictive. They come in a large bag perfect for passing around during the movie. If you’re looking for another movie recommendation and haven’t seen the Academy Award winning movie Parasite yet, give it a watch! The 2019 Korean film is a black comedy thriller that truly deserves the accolades, and it’s available to stream on Hulu.
Chocolate Azuki Beans: Uji Matcha: If you prefer a sweet movie snack, try these Chocolate Azuki Beans! Azuki beans are typically used to make a sweet bean paste for Japanese desserts, but this Japanese candy features the whole beans rather than a paste. The beans are covered in sweet white chocolate and then dusted with Kyoto’s famous Uji Matcha powder. They are sold in packs of 8, so you can easily share them with friends and they are especially convenient for a movie night! This is a great Japanese candy to enjoy while watching a similarly sweet film, so consider a classic Studio Ghibli movie like Spirited Away or Howl’s Moving Castle. You can find them, along with the rest of Studio Ghibli’s movies, on HBO Max if you’re in North America.
If you want to change up your typical movie night, trying some new snacks is the perfect way to do so! These Asian snacks are delicious options that are bound to make your movie night more exciting.